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Take Off for Montserrat

January 2010

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View Summer, 9-11-2001 - and then the 2nd time down the ICW & Celebrity Cruise 2010 & Antigua and Montserrat & Bermuda on greatgrandmaR's travel map.

The islands are kind of running together - if I didn't write up each day's trip as we did it, I'd not be able to remember which place we saw the nesting egrets, and which place we saw the lighthouse.

Webcam on TV

Webcam on TV

Today I finally did the wake-up call as Bob has been telling me to do - instead of pushing the button marked "Wake Up Call" on the phone, I did *93 and then the time I wanted to be waked up. We also ordered room service for breakfast. So this morning, the wake-up call came as ordered and the breakfast came a few minutes later. This was because today's tour is a helicopter tour of Montserrat, and I don't want to be late. We actually had plenty of time - I even had time to take a shower.

The ship backed in to the dock. Next to us - bow in- was Ocean Village, and on the next pier over was NCL Gem.
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On the dock before the tour

On the dock before the tour

I dressed as much as possible to look thin, because there is a 230 lb weight limit for this tour. We were to meet on the dock at 9:30, so we started out at 8:45. We didn't see the tour person with the sign on the first pass through, and Bob went all the way to the dock entrance.
Taxi tour booth at the dock

Taxi tour booth at the dock


I decided not to do that, and I started back and found the person. Apparently there were to be 5 of us, but it was only 0900, and there was another couple already there. Bob was waiting at the entrance to the pier, so I had to go and jump up and down and wave to get his attention to come back. The other lady on the tour came and then we just had to wait for someone from "staff" who proved to be the excursion lady.

We walked around to the taxi, and the excursion lady got into the front seat which annoyed me, because I didn't think she needed to be there and that was the seat I wanted.

Logo

Logo


laminated card of directions

laminated card of directions

Instruction card

Instruction card


There were several dogs at the heliport. One was named Radar and he had beagle coloring but was more the size of a small Rottie, and there was a female named Miller Lite because she was originally found at a nearby bar
Radar

Radar

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Helicopter coming in for a landing


Heliport on Antigua

Heliport on Antigua

They lined us up more or less by size and put me secono ladies next to me and the wife of the other man next to the pilot. They seat belted us in, and gave us ear phones with a device to push if we wanted to talk.

Bob getting settled

Bob getting settled


We took off about 10:00.

View from a helicopter

View from a helicopter


Beach from the helicopter

Beach from the helicopter


Ship at the dock below

Ship at the dock below


Cruise ships from a helicopter

Cruise ships from a helicopter


We flew over the harbor with the ships in it and in 10 minutes we were over the ocean heading to Montserrat
Sandy Island Lighthouse?

Sandy Island Lighthouse?

Posted by greatgrandmaR 16:00 Archived in Antigua and Barbuda Tagged antigua cruise_ship_visit Comments (0)

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